If you are often bombarded with unwanted calls trying to resubmit your subscription service, change operator, or sell you anything, then you’re likely to have an anti-spam application like Truecaller installed on your smartphone .
The app really works very well, we’ve also talked about it in depth: It’s actually able to block outbound calls from your blacklist or – and this is the most interesting feature – those from numbers reported as spammer by other users . It is also capable of identifying unknown phone numbers.
Since the service is free (there is a full-version subscription), how can they earn companies like Truecaller? Simply thanks to our data: a little controversial no?
“You acknowledge and agree that all contact information shared with Truecaller is submitted for publication in the Truecaller database, for which a Publication Certificate has been issued. This certificate provides for constitutional protection under the Swedish fundamental law on freedom of expression. “
“Truecaller can also share personal information with third party advertisers, agencies, and networks. They can use information for analytical and marketing purposes, for example, to deliver targeted ads and improve products and services. “
Do you use Truecaller or similar services to block calls and unwanted messages on your smartphone?